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Emanations: 2+2=5

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I was thrilled to receive in the mail a jumbo copy of Emanations!


 As an earthquake victim buried under rubble for half hour,  with seventeen days in the hospital for various surgeries, then four months on my back as I tried to get up, via physiotherapy, then more months as I realized I needed pins in my ankle if I was to walk, then full body anasthesia again to remove the implement in my broken arm, and to insert pins into my right ankle, and then more post-op recovery, exercise,  and physiotherapy... I was feeling exhausted.   I had had no access to any reading material other than Twitter, and the books that my friends bought me, during all this time. This includes  a tattered copy of world poetry that belongs to Wayne Amtzis, and a book about a dog written by Jack London,  which formerly belonged to Sara Shneiderman's 8 year-old son Sam, if I'm not mistaken.  Both of these were excellent (the Chetan Bhagat and Jhumpa Lahiri bought by other concerned friends I declined to re…

House of Snow: An anthology of the greatest writing from Nepal

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Dear readers! Please do order a copy of "House of Snow," newly published by Head of Zeus in London this August. The anthology looks big and fat, and I'm sure there will be something there for everyone! You can also find my short story "After the Floods" in the anthology. All proceeds go to rebuild a school in Gorkha, one of the districts most affected by the 2015 earthquake.
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to hearing your feedback!! -- Sushma ___________________
Amazon says: 
HOUSE OF SNOW is the biggest, most comprehensive and most beautiful collection of writing about Nepal in print. It includes over 50 excerpts of fiction and non-fiction inspired by the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of this fascinating country. Here are explorers and mountaineers, poets and political journalists, national treasures and international stars such as Michael Palin and Jon Krakauer, Laxmi Prasad Devkota and ManjushreeThapa – all hand-picked by…